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Sharpsburg in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Guyasuta

(1720-1794)

 
 
Guyasuta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 6, 2014
1. Guyasuta Marker
Inscription. Guyasuta ("Crosses Standing in a Row), a leader of the Seneca Tribe whose hunting ground included the Sharpsburg area, served as George Washington's guide during a 1753 survey of the point. He later represented his people in negotiations with the British settlers. During his later years, he settled in the area now known as Guyasuta Reservation and was probably buried in the area now occupied by the north end of the Highland Park Bridge.
 
Erected 1986 by Originally H.J. Heinz.
 
Location. 40° 29.678′ N, 79° 55.937′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Canal Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Located in the H.J. Heinz Memorial Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Saints Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Billy Eckstine (approx. 1 miles away); Allegheny Soldiers' Lot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Allegheny Cemetery
Guyasuta Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 6, 2014
2. Guyasuta Statue
This statue is the third to occupy this site. The first was part of a large fountain manufactured by the J.L. Mott Company and given by H.J. Heinz circa 1896. That fountain was hit by a car in 1930 and replaced by a second statue (from the original mould) which was knocked from its concrete base in 1983 by a truck. This bronze replica of the 1930 statue was produced by Karkadoulias Bronze Art Company and installed in 1986. While the sculpture is not modelled in the likeness of Guyasuta, his name has long been associated with it.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Congregation B'nai Israel (approx. 2 miles away); St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Nicholas Croatian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Guyasuta. Wikipedia article about Guyasuta (Submitted on April 6, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Guyasuta Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 6, 2014
3. Guyasuta Statue
Guyasuta Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 6, 2014
4. Guyasuta Statue
Henry John Heinz Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 6, 2014
5. Henry John Heinz Plaque
H.J. Heinz came to Sharpsburg in 1849, for nearly 40 years he grew vegetables in the fertile soil of the surrounding Allegheny River floodplain. During that time he resided in Sharpsburg, taught Sunday School in the Grace Methodist Church (15th Street) and became a highly respected member of the community. In the late 1800's, he relocated his rapidly growing company to its current location on Pittsburgh's North Side, leaving behind numerous gifts to the community, including a playground and ballfield and the elaborate metal drinking fountain topped by a life-size sculpture of an Indian which stood at this intersection until 1930.
H.J. Heinz Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 6, 2014
6. H.J. Heinz Memorial Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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